Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic leans his rivals to Liverpool to win the Champions League and praises Jurgen Klopp's "great football"
- Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic is currently on loan at CSKA Moscow
- He has risked the wrath of the Toffees by backing Liverpool to win the Champions League
- Vlasic also praised Jurgen Klopp and the other six main teams of English football
- He does not seem very interested in the return of Everton and says he wants to play in Spain.
Ben Nagle for MailOnline
Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic has risked the wrath of the Toffees' supporters, praising Jurgen Klopp and defeating his Liverpool rivals to win the Champions League this season.
The attacking midfielder was signed by Hajduk Split in 2017, but was subsequently sent on loan to CSKA Moscow for the season, scoring the winner against Real Madrid in the Champions League the last time.
Everton, of course, is not involved in European competition this season, but instead of playing safely, Vlasic was not afraid to praise his biggest rivals when asked.
Nikola Vlasic celebrates a goal against Real Madrid during his loan period at CSKA Moscow
Vlasic is a loan from Everton, but this week he praised Jurgen Klopp and his rivals Liverpool
"I would say Chelsea, but they are not in that!" He joked with Gazzetta dello Sport when asked who he thought would win the first European competition this season.
& # 39; Champions League? I would say Liverpool, last year's final and now stronger, then (Manchester) City, Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid. "
There was also time for a small dig in the lower echelons of the Premier League, including Everton, when he spoke about the playing styles in England.
"In the Premier League, only the five or six best teams, led by foreigners like Klopp or Guardiola, play great football," he continued.
He said Klopp's team, and the others in the top six places in the Premier League, play "great football."
Vlasic also expressed his desire to play in the league and did not seem very interested in returning to England.
& # 39; The others only think about defending, focusing on the physical aspect. This is not how I want to play.
It seems that a return to Everton next season is not particularly important on Vlasic's agenda, and the 21-year-old has admitted what league he wants to play.
"In the future, I would like to play in La Liga, which is very technical," he said.
"He's been the best in the last 10 years, where all the clubs have to prove they can play."